Toby Symes

Co-winner of the fourth Cicada Story Slam Held on 8 November 2018

Rania Awad

Co-winner of the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Fiona Kay

Co-winner of the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Ruby

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Millie

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Al

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Ruth

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

Leah

Participant in the Inaugural Cicada Story Slam Held on 25 August 2018

What’s the Buzz in the shire?

Welcome to the website of the Cicada Story Slam…

The Cicada is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and our aim is to honour the personal stories of our local community while creating a canvas of Hepburn Shire Stories.  Contestants have 5 minutes to win over the audience with a story. No notes, no props just you and the audience! We’re looking for contestants with a personal story to tell, connected to the Hepburn Shire…

Upcoming Story Slams for 2020

For a more detailed explanation of each theme, go here.
Please note: doors open at 7pm for a 7.15pm start.

01

Beginnings

7pm Thursday 20 February
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel 

 

02

Hindsight is 20/20

7pm Thursday 19 March
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

03

It seemed impossible

7pm Thursday 16 April
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

04

My Brilliant Career

7pm Thursday 21 May
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

05

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

7pm Thursday 18 June
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

06

Busted

7pm Thursday 16 July
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

07

I talk to trees

7pm Thursday 20 August
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

08

An Adventure

7pm Thursday 17 September
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

09

Paranormal/sixth sense

7pm Thursday 15 October
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

10

Rebellion

7pm Thursday 19 November
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

11

I must go down to the seas again

7pm Thursday 17 December
Back Bar Daylesford Hotel

 

About the cicada Story Slam

The Cicada Story Slam is the brainchild of renowned Daylesford storyteller, Anne E Stewart. It is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling and is modelled on story slams, like The Moth in New York and ABC’s Now Hear This. Our series is unique in aiming to tell the story of our community by asking tellers to share their personal stories about the Hepburn Shire.

Inspired by a visit to The Moth in Brooklyn with Rod May in 2015, the Cicada Slams will culminate in a grand finale where heat winners vie for The Rod May Storytelling Trophy.

Interested in telling your story? Head over to the FAQ page for find out what is involved.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, and proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria.

Stories from Season 3

Click on the image to listen to the stories from Season three of The Cicada.

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Stories from Season 2

Click on the image to listen to the stories from Season two of The Cicada.

‘Fools Rush In’

‘Fools Rush In’

Season 2, Episode 1 | Welcome to a whole new season of The Cicada Story Slam Podcast. We had a wonderful turnout on Thursday night – many thanks to all those who turned up to support our first Slam.

read more

Stories From Season 1

Click on the image to listen to the stories from Season One of The Cicada.